Jyoti Karmali

Jyoti Karmali

The stylista offers her family's signature pudding recipe

Jyoti Karmali shares with us a recipe that is ideal for the season - it's made out of fresh dates! Jyoti tells us that she gets the dates from the trees in her house. "It all started with not knowing what to do with so many dates that we got during summer from the trees," she tells us. Here's the signature pudding of the Karmali household, that's a firm favourite with everyone. And Jyoti shares another quick date recipe with us too.

Fresh Dates Pudding

Dates 250gms

Full Cream Milk 1/2 litre

Milk Powder 150gms

Condensed Milk 1Tin 150gms

Cardamom Powder 1 teaspoon

Pistachios 50gms

Cashew nuts 50gms

Almonds 50gms

Saffron One pinch

Wash and dry the fresh dates and remove the seed or stone them.

Heat the milk and add the fresh stoned dates saving a few for the garnish in the end.

Keep cooking till the consistency starts to become thicker on medium heat.

Add condensed milk and keep simmering till its more thick.

Add the milk powder stirring slightly so all ingredients are well blended on a slow fire.

Add the chopped nuts and cook for further 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it cool a bit.

Lastly add the Cardamom powder and top it with saffron diluted in a little warm milk.

Decorate with a few dates in any pattern that you want.

The pudding can be served hot or cold.

Date Salami

I pkt dates(stoned )

8 Marie biscuits or Rich Tea Biscuits

2 Tbsp Double Cream

1 cup mixed nuts chopped

Chop the dates into a bowl.

Break the biscuits into crumbs and add to the dates.

Fold in the cream.

Add nuts and mix well.

Spread the mixture on aluminium foil and roll up as for a swiss roll.

Cover with the foil and freeze it unti hard.

Slice and serve.

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